3rd Generation (2013—2018) Escape Problems

Escape owners with a 2013—2018 model year have the most problems with the engine (19%), transmission (14%), and the interior (13%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Stopped Working 25 complaints at an average of 68,281 miles in the 2014 Ford Escape.
  2. Failure 7 complaints at an average of 45,590 miles in the 2015 Ford Escape.
  3. Power Steering Failure 16 complaints at an average of 55,082 miles in the 2013 Ford Escape.

What Escape Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Ford model years.

Watch out for the 2013 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2018 1 2 46 0.62
2017 36 1 133 17.83
2016 112 1 106 35.68
2015 59 4 71 29.16
2014 173 13 93 79.6
2013 357 15 109 95.34

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